Authors double up
Rhyme and reason behind a combined book launch in Wanaka...
Steve Gunn Gig: On his first musical journey to New Zealand, New York-based guitarist and songwriter Steve Gunn will play a solo show in Sherwood, Queenstown. Starts at 8.30pm. Tickets on undertheradar.co.nz Alexandra Croquet Club: Learn and play 1pm Sundays and
Tuesdays. Kenmare St, Green, Alexandra. New members welcome. Contact Carol on 448 6511. Petanque Cromwell: Every Sunday and Wednesdays 1.30pm at Old Cromwell Town. Inquiries Margaret Ball 445 3678. Hawea Flat poet Liz Breslin and Auckland writer Dominic ‘Tourettes’ Hoey have doubled up to launch new publications in Wanaka on July 13.
Alzheimer’s and a Spoon (Otago University Press) is Breslin’s first published collection of poems, while Iceland (Steele Roberts) is Hoey’s debut novel.
’’I’m totally, completely, massively delighted to be published by Otago University Press,’’ Breslin said.
‘‘They’ve been brilliant to work with, and I love having the professional standards and support.’’
Breslin is no stranger to Wanaka’s literary scene and stage and has waxed lyrical on diverse subjects in her poems, plays and newspaper columns.
She was second runner-up in the
Every Monday from 3.30 to 5.30pm at Queenstown Medical Centre, 9
Isle St. Appointments are necessary. Contact 441 0500.
Wanaka Walkers: Pack a lunch and meet on the lakefront opposite the showgrounds, Mondays 9.30am. For more info call 021474904 Alcoholics Anonymous: Plunket Rooms, Ardmore Street, Wanaka, 8pm. Open meeting, all welcome. Art Group: Mondays 9.30am-2pm. Craft clubrooms 44b Inniscort St. Inquiries 4451359. New members welcome.
Age Concern Tai Chi: for arthritis and general well-being 9.30am10.25am at Anglican Church Hall. Contact Clare 4451291. Steady as you go: 10.30-11.30am, contact Gwenda 4450510.
Table Tennis: Cromwell Presbyterian Church hall every Monday 7-9pm. Contact Jim 022 187 3224.
Hawea flat yoga: Hawea Flat Hall, 7pm - 8.15pm $12. All welcome. Text/ call Kate 027695772 for more info. 2014 New Zealand Poetry Slam. In 2016 she performed at TEDx Queenstown and was third in the Charles Causley Trust International Poetry Competition.
Hoey’s connection to Wanaka extends back to 2013, when the dyslexic rapper and poet performed at the Outspoken Festival.
Iceland follows two protagonists living in the Auckland suburb of Grey Lynn. The book was in genesis for five years, with Hoey spending time researching in Iceland and Rarotonga.
‘‘It’s about what happens when people are forced to live in a memory of their home. There’s also lots of funny stuff too,’’ he said.
Hoey also has poem collections and studio albums to his name.
WHERE: Rhyme and Reason Brewery, 17 Gordon Road, Wanaka, Thursday July 13, 6pm. Mums 4 Mums Central Otago: meet first and third Tuesday of the month from 10am til 12 at
Youthbase, Gregg St, Alexandra. Breast feeding support and parenting resources, topics and speakers. Contact Helen
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Bridge: Play Bridge Tuesday evenings, Queenstown Events Centre 7pm. Enquiries 027 771 6660 Queenstown Toastmasters: Meet every 1st, 3rd and when applicable 5th Tuesday from 7 pm to 8.30 pm at St John Rooms, Douglas St, Frankton. Visitors always welcome. Contact Charlotte on 0279333464 or visit queenstowntoastmasters.org.nz Rotary Club: Wanaka Rotarians meet at the Mt Iron Garden Bar and Function Centre, Albert Town
Tavern, 6pm for 6.30pm.
Meet a Justice of the Peace: Community Networks, 73 Brownston Street, 10-2pm. Make an appointment 4437799.
Alexandra Pipe Band: meets Tuesdays 7.30pm. Transport from Cromwell available. Contact Duncan 4450400.
Fine Thyme Singers: Tuesdays 7pm at the Supper Room, Lodge Bldg, Old Town. Ph 4453245. Cromwell Drop-In Centre: The Hut from 10am-2pm every second Tuesday. Play pool, bring crafts or a movie. Cost $4 and must be over 18.
Art exhibition: Kirsty Warman: ‘Take off your shoes’ and Julie Collis: ‘Irreplaceable’ at gallery thirty three, in Wanaka, until July 28
Cromwell Rotary Summer Book Exchange: at Freeway Orchard Carpark, SH 8. Books for sale $5 each, books for exchange $2 each. Gentle yoga: Lake Hawea yoga collective presents weekly yoga classes. Rotating teachers. Every Monday 5.45pm - 7.15pm and every Tuesday 9:15 to 10:45. Cost $15/$12. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Queenstown Art Group: Join at Queenstown Art Centre, Ballarat St. Wednesday 9.30am-2pm. Bring your own equipment and work with other artists. $5 per session Contact : Ruth 03 442 9193.
Artists exhibition: 2 Church St 10am to 4pm daily - Contact (03)
448 6230 - Entry by donation. Wakatipu Senior Citizens: residents aged 60+ invited to Memorial St rooms for Tai Chi, cardmaking, big screen movies, plus a Friday hot lunch, tea/coffee, performances, games and entertainment . Open Tuesday: 12-3pm, Wednesday and Friday: 10.30am to 3pm. Ph: 442 9214.
The Youth Booth: Open Monday to Friday 3pm to 6pm for year 7 and up. Contact: 442 8115 or email@example.com Wakatipu Toy Library: Man St on Monday 9.30am-11am, Wednesday 1pm-2.30pm and Saturday 9am-1pm. Ph 027 678 5593.
Queenstown Creative Writing Group: Meets fortnightly. New members welcome. Contact Marianne 021 0826 5824
Wakatipu Croquet Club: Meets Thursday and Saturday 11am at Jardine Park, Kelvin Heights. BYO lunch. Contact Ruby 027 515 5877.
Liz Breslin is delighted to have been published by Otago University Press.